Dates listed below are for one-off

and ticketed shows. Clgs are listed by date, then by city. Performances will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least ten days belore publication. Folk It World listings compiled by Norman Chalmers.


Thursday 28


I Amy Allison, Jackson Sundown and Larry Guild The State Bar. Holland Street. 332 2159. 8.30pm. £3. New York country star Allison shares the bill with unplugged Manchester indie veterans and local singer/songwriter Larry Guild.


I Scottish Women Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 8pm. £13 (£11). Celtic Connections showcase of Scots and Gaelic song featuring five Gaelic and five Scots singers and a five-piece band. Singers include Sheila Stewart. Ishbel MacAskill. Ray Fisher. Mairi MacInnes. Sheena Wellington and Margaret Bennett.


I Session Falkirk Folk Club, The Polish Club. Amot Street. 01324 613395. 8.30pm. £1.


QThe Cast The Hub, Castlehill. Royal Mile. 473 2000. Noon and 1.15pm. Free. Scots traditional songs. fiddle tunes and own compositions from guitarist David Francis and singer Mairi Campbell. Part of Music Makars. OScottlsh Stepdance Company The Hub. Castlehill. Royal Mile. 473 2000. 7.30pm. £8 (£6). The original six- strong Highland-based group mixing intricate fiddle tunes with Scots/Cape Breton percussive footwork. Part of Music Makars.

QDick Gaughan, Brian McNeil and Michael Marra Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 8pm. £12 (£10). Gaughan and McNeil mix politics and social comment as a duo. Marra is Scotland's most original songwriting tal- ent. Part of Music Makars.

Saturday 30


I Traditional Dance Forum Southside Community Centre. Nicolson Street Edinburgh. 1pm—5.30pm. £5/£2 includes buffet tea at 5.30pm. Presented by the ALP Scots Music Group. Dancers. musicians, singers. organisations and

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dance groups. and promoters.

Themes for the day are ‘Creating and sustaining dance events -— from both sides of the Ceilidh' and ‘Passing on the Traditions‘.

I Daybreak On The World’s Edge The Hub. Castlehill. Royal Mile. 473 2000. 7.30pm. £9 (£7). Top traditional singers Rod Paterson and Mick West in Wendy Weatherby's work

(scored for voices and cellos) celebrating

the life and poetry of Perthshire poet William Soutar. Part of Music Makars. I Ceilidh Dance Southside Community Centre. Old Church. Nicolson Street. 667 2212.

7.30—1 1.30pm. £7 (£4). The Bella

McNab Dance Band provide the music. Part of Music Makars. ' I Cellidhs At The Caley

Caledonian Brewery. Slateford Road. 623 8066. 7pm—lam. £6 (£5). Ceilidh dances in Edinburgh’s last Victorian brewery.

Live music from Last Tram Tae



I Cathryn Craig and Brian Willoughby String Jam Club. Salmon inn. Bank Street. 01750 20538. 8pm. £4 (£3). Nashville and Appalachia meet in the much-acclaimed Craig vocals. Willoughby’s played with many stars. but is best remembered as the Strawbs guitarist.


I Ceilidh Dance Renfrew Ferry. Clyde Place. 287 5511. 9pm. £6. Music and dancing with the Gary Blair Ceilidh Band.

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I Doris Rougvle and Ewen Sutherland Wee Folk Club. Royal Oak. infirmary Street. 557 2976. 8.30pm. £3. Scots song from members of Perthshire band the Keekin' Glass.

I Ceilidh Dance The Hub. Castlehill. Royal Mile. 473 2000. 7.30pm. £8 (£6.50). Music from the Robert Fish Ceilidh Band.

I The Listening Room The Blue Blazer. Spittal Street. 229 5030. 8—10pm. £2 donation. Mellow folk. rock and more at this new acoustic gathering of singer/ songwriters presented by Peter Michael Rowan of Acoustic Underground. and featuring John Hunt.

I Open Mic Southern Bar. South Clerk Street. 667 2289. 8pm. Free. Bring your own instrument.


I John Rae’s Celtic Feet Tolbooth

Theatre. Jail Wynd. 01786 274000. 8pm.

£8 (£5.50). Fun. contemporary folk/jazz

fusion with piano maestro Brian Kellock. sax star Phil Bancroft. bassist Mario Caribe. Eilidh Shaw on fiddle and Simon Thoumire on concertina. Drums. and

‘Scottsh Stepdance Company appear at The Hub, Edinburgh, Fri 29 Mar

occasional fiddle. by John Rae himself.


I Easter Session With Luckenbooth Stirling Folk Club. Terraces Hotel. 4 Melville Terrace. 01786 472268. 8pm. Free.

Wednesday 3


011m Eriksen Edinburgh Folk Club. Cabaret Bar. The Pleasance. 650 2349. 8pm. £6 (£4—£5). Top quality singing. hollerin‘ and balladry from the frontman of the late Cordelia‘s Dad. A remarkable talent from the US. making a rare visit to Scodand.


I Heather Innes and Claran Dorris Dunfermline Folk Club. Thistle Tavern. Baldridgeburn. 01383 729673. 8.30pm. £4 (£3). Duo performing a wide range of music and song.

Thursday 4


I MacAlias The Star Club. Riverside Club. Fox Street. 569 7287. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). Karine Polwart and Gill Bowman

offer up some finely honed. self-penned lyrics. close harmonies and two guitars.


I Fine Friday Tron Theatre. Trongate. 552 4267. 9.30pm. £6. Launch of their first CD Gone Dancing by the locally- based trio of Edinburgh‘s Anna Wendy Stevenson (fiddle). Northern Ireland's .\'uala Kennedy (flute) and Orkney‘s Kris Drever (vocals and guitar).

I Javanese Shadow Puppets The Arches. Midland Street. 0901 0220300. 8pm. £tbc. Indonesian puppet master Joko Susilo leads a performance backed by a full Gamelan percussion orchestra.


ORamon Ramera and Fiddler’s Bid Merchiston Castle School. Colinton Road. 0772 0831 383. 7.30pm. the. The Edinburgh international Harp Festival is an annual live-day event which features classes for all ages and standards in a variety of harp styles. plus workshops. concerts. ceilidhs and a large harp mak- ers‘ exhibition. The opening concert pre- sents Paraguayan harp master Ramera and Shetland's dynamic young Fiddler‘s Bid. Part of Edinburgh International Harp Festival.

I The Big Green Ceilidh St Bride‘s Centre. 10 Orwell Terrace. 555 5488. 8pm—midnight. £8 (£6). Music from the Pentland Ceilidh Band.

I The Sunshine Delay Belushi‘s. 9 Market Street. 226 14-16. 9pm. Free. Edinburgh-based country popsters playing an Americana mix. with lead singer Paula Mc.\'ally.

Saturday 6


I Javanese Shadow Puppets The Arches. Midland Street. ()901 0220300. 8pm. £tbc. See Fri 5".


6 Laoise Kelly Merchiston Castle School. Colinton Road. ()772 0831 383. 7.30pm. tbc. Solo performance from the tremendously talented irish harper. best known for her mUsic in the all-women Bumblebees. Part of Edin/mrg/i International Harp Festival. See Fri 5.


I Fiddlers’ Bid Rothes Halls. Rothes Square. 01592 611101. 8pm. £8(£6—£7). Spirited. dynamic four-piece tiddle frontline leads one of Shetland‘s finest exports.


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Edinburgh International Harp Festival This annual Festival is one of the top harp (folk and pedal harp) events in Britain. with concerts, ceilidhs. workshops. talks. dozens of classes and a harp-makers exhibition. Scotland’s Catriona McKay and Alison Kinnaird. Ireland's Laoise Kelly, virtuoso Paraguyan harpist Ramon Romero and many other superb players are here every day. Fri 5—Wed 70 Apr, Merchiston Cast/e School, Edinburgh.

Tim Eriksen A remarkable

. American voice - in the old pre-

Nashville country traditions that readin reveal their British Isles‘ roots (pictured). A master of phrasing and feel, he brings his carpet bag of styles to Scotland for the first time. Edinburgh Fo/k Club, Wed 3 Apr.

is Music Makers Filling the Easter gap since the demise of the Edinburgh Folk Festival with a Hub mini-event that has the Cast's nimble fiddle and vocals and the Scottish Stepdance Company's (pictured) multi—instrumental finger and footwork. Later. troubadours Gaughan. McNeil and Marra hold song court at the Queen's Hall. Hub and Queen ’3 Hall, Edinburgh, Fri 29 Mar.


I lain Matthews and Ad Vanderveen Tron Theatre. Trongate. 552 4267. 8pm. £10 (£8). 70‘s songwriting star Matthews teams tip with guitarist Vanderveen.

I Tango Tango Cafe Cossachok. Russian Cultural Centre. King Street. 553 0733. 8.30pm. Free. Violinist Lev Atlas and guitarist Peter llkey.


0Eira Lynn Jones Merchiston Castle School. Colinton Road. 0772 0831 383. 3pm. The versatile classical harpist from Wales is joined by her pupils from Chethams School of Music. Part of Edinburgh International Harp I-estival. See Fri 5.

OThe Poozies Merchiston Castle School. Colinton Road. 0772 ()831 383. 7.30pm. tbc. Funky bass sounds from electro-harp. acoustic clarsach. accor- dion. fiddle and vocals. this all-female quartet have a sound that‘s all their own. Part of Iii/inhiinin International Harp Festival. See Fri 5.


I Fiddlers’ Bid Workshop Tolbooth Theatre. Jail Wynd. 01786 274000. 2pm. £6 (£4). Learn fiddle techniques from these leading young Shetland musicians.